Mazda CX-5
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Which 5 seat SUVs Will Fit 3 Child Seats?

There are many five-seat SUVs on the market today that have three top tether points across the rear seats. So you would presume you would be able to fit three child seats across the rear seats, but as I have found in my testing this is not the case! Read More

Adaptive headlights
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What are adaptive headlights?

Adaptive headlights give you a greater field of vision at night. The headlights automatically swivel as you turn the steering wheel to light the road in the direction you are travelling. This helps you see more of what might be around the corner as you are turning, it could be another car coming or a bike or a pedestrian. Read More

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Electronic stability control
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What is Electronic Stability Control or ESC?

Electronic Stability Control helps you stay in control of your car when going around bends too fast and when you are steering hard, or serving during emergency maneuvers and can prevent you from veering off the road. Read More

Parking sensors
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What are parking sensors?

Parking sensors detect obstacles when you’re maneuvering at slow speeds, like parking for example. This is usually accompanied by beeping sounds which become closer together or louder the nearer you get to the object until you are so close a solid sound and flashing red bars mean impact is imminent. Read More

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Forward collision warning
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What is Forward Collision Warning?

Forward collision warning helps prevent rear-end collisions by alerting the driver to a stopped car, object or impending collision ahead so that you can brake in time to avoid the collision or have slowed down and lessened the severity of an impact. Read More

Lane Keep Assist
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What is Lane Keep Assist?

Lane Keep Assist will steer your car back into your lane if it senses you start to drift out, often if you have not responded to a Lane Departure Warning alert via a visual display, a beep or alarm, or a vibration in your steering wheel or seat Read More

Rear cross traffic alert
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What is rear cross traffic alert?

Rear cross traffic alert warns you when traffic approaches from either side when you are reversing, which is especially useful when reversing out of a driveway or car parking spaces. Read More

Attention Assist
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What is drowsiness alert?

Drowsiness alert works by monitoring your driving, particularly your lane positioning using the lane departure warning system or by scanning your face for signs of drowsiness e.g.eye lids drooping, head bobbing etc. Read More

Auto emergency braking (AEB)
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What is AEB or Auto Emergency Braking?

Auto emergency braking applies the car’s brakes for you, hopefully bringing you to a stop so you miss the obstacle or it lessens the severity of the crash if it can’t fully stop you in time. Read More

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Lane departure warning
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What is lane departure warning?

If you unintentionally drift out of your lane, or change lanes without indicating then lane departure warning will warn you either visibly by flashing an icon on your driver’s or head-up display or you may hear a beep or alarm to warn you, or you may feel a vibration in the steering wheel or in your seat. Read More

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What is brake assist?

When you slam on the brakes in an emergency, Brake Assist applies the brakes with more than a human may apply them, helping the car stop as quickly as possible Read More

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What is traction control?

Traction Control helps you to accelerate and stop your wheels spinning if they are not gripping a surface well,  particularly on roads that are snowy, icy or wet Read More

Anti-lock-brakes-ABS
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What are anti-lock (ABS) brakes?

If like me you can remember being taught to pump the brakes with your foot when you did an emergency stop to prevent the brakes from locking and the car from skidding, then you may understand how ABS does the same but much better than any human Read More